I am quite handy and have successfully managed a great deal of renovation projects.
I’ve replaced the windows and doors in my home, refinished hardwood floors and updated the light fixtures.
I’ve torn down old plaster and lath walls and ceilings, added insulation and installed brand new drywall. I’ve updated the power outlets and reconfigured closets. I thought that remodeling the bathroom would be no problem. Although I had no experience with plumbing, it didn’t seem all that difficult. I watched numerous videos, read blogs and invested in the proper tools. I realized that I might have tackled too complex of a project when I struggled simply to remove the old sink faucet. Everything was totally corroded. Every stage of the teardown process was labor-intensive, time-consuming and messy. I managed to gut the bathroom down to the bare studs. I discovered that the floor was rotted in places where there had obviously been a long-time leak. The pipes all appeared rusted and on the verge of bursting. Even the toilet flange and floor surrounding it was so badly compromised that it’s a wonder the fixture didn’t collapse. I finally made the smart decision and hired a professional plumber. When I explained my plans for the bathroom, he provided some very helpful feedback and recommendations. He had invaluable insight into modern projects such as touchless faucets, energy saving shower heads, light-up mirrors, occupancy sensing lights, vents and more. He knew which products would stand up to time, water and constant use. He was knowledgeable in various finishes for the fixtures and came up with innovative ideas. The bathroom remodel was completed much quicker and more smoothly because of the professional plumber.